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Philippe Aigrain, French computer scientist, activist and researcherMaría Bardem, Spanish film and television actressSam Belnavis, American executive in automobile racingChristian Boltanski, French sculptor, photographer, painter, and film makerGeorge Ciamba, Romanian diplomatGary Corbett, American rock keyboardistLibero De Rienzo, Italian film actor, director, and screenwriterPeter Rudolf de Vries, Dutch investigative journalist and crime reporterJeanne Renée Deneuve, French actress and voice artistBertram Robert Firestone,  American real estate developer, Thoroughbred breeder, and horse ownerDawn Hayley Foster, British journalist, broadcaster, and authorShirley June Fry , American tennis playerCharles Gallagher , Scottish footballerYekutiel Gershoni,  Israeli historian and paralympic champion.Alex Gibbs, National Football League (NFL) offensive line coachCha Gi-Suk, South Korean professional soccer playerMarcel Theo Hall, American rapper, singer, DJ, record producer, actor, comedian, and writerJerzy Janeczek, Polish theater and film actorJeffrey Philip LaBar, American guitaristPyotr Nikolayevich Mamonov, Russian rock musician, songwriter, and actorBanduk Mamburra Marika, Australian artist and printmakerPaul Parlette Orndorff Jr., American professional wrestlerJoshua Perper , forensic pathologist and toxicologistLadislav Potmesil, Czech actor.Margaret Milner Richardson, American lawyer who served as Commissioner of Internal RevenueCharlie Robinson, American theater, film, and television actorJohn L. Rotz, American Hall of Fame horse jockeyMarion Sarraut, French film and theatre director.Danish Siddiqui, Indian photojournalistSound Sultan, Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, comedian, and recording artist.Sandra Timmerman, Dutch singer and stage actress

Art and Literature

Christian Boltanski (76) born on September 6, 1944, in Paris, France. His father was Jewish and had come to France from Russia. During World War II, while living in Paris, his father escaped deportation by hiding in a space under the floorboards of the family apartment for a year and a half. Boltanski began creating art in the late 1950s, but did not rise to prominence until almost a decade later. He had his first one-man exhibition at the Theatre Le Ranelagh in May 1968. Boltanski began creating mixed media/materials installations in 1986 with light as essential concept. While creating Reserve, Boltanski filled rooms and corridors with worn clothing items as a way of inciting profound sensation of human tragedy at concentration camps. As in his previous works, objects serve as relentless reminders of human experience and suffering. Boltanski died on July 14, 2021, in Paris, France, from an unspecified illness.

Banduk Marika (66) born on October 13, 1954, in Arnhem Land, Australia. Her father Mawalan Marika, was an artist and he taught her the techniques of bark painting. She was educated at the mission at Yirrkala, then moved to Darwin in 1972. In the mid-1980s Marika was artist-in-residence first at the Canberra School of Art and then at Flinders University. Her work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Te Papa in New Zealand, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. In 2017, she was chosen to design a set of four stamps with the theme Art of the North for Australia Post. In April 2018,Marika received an honorary doctorate from Flinders University for her remarkable contributions as a First Nations artist and cultural advocate for the Yolngu people. In 2020,Marika was featured as one of six Indigenous artists in the ABC TV series This Place: Artist Series. She died on July 12, 2021.


Business and Science

Joshua Perper (88) born in Bacau, Romania. Being Jewish, he escaped the Nazis during World War II. At the age of 18, he moved to Israel, graduating from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine in 1960 and Faculty of Law in 1966. In 1969, he finished post graduate studies in forensic pathology at Johns Hopkins University. He served as Associate Medical Examiner, Senior Research Fellow, and then Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland from 1969 to 1971. Between 1971 and 1994, while living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Perper was a toxicologist and then Chief Forensic Pathologist in the Allegheny County Coroner's Office. He served as the Chief Medical Examiner of Broward County, Florida for seventeen years, during which time he conducted autopsies on a number of famous individuals, including Anna Nicole Smith. Perper resigned at the end of October 2011. He died on July 12, 2021, in Boca Raton, Florida.

Margaret Richardson (78) born on May 14, 2021, in Waco, Texas. Richardson earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Vassar College in 1965 and a J.D. with honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1968. She was a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars and was a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Richardson clerked at the U.S. Court of Claims before joining the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS, eventually becoming the first woman promoted to executive rank in that office's history. In 1977, Richardson joined law firm Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan in Washington D.C., becoming a partner in 1980 until her 1993 IRS appointment. During her tenure, she was appointed to the IRS Commissioner's Advisory Group, serving as a member from 1988 to 1990 and as chair from 1989 to 1990. Following her service as IRS Commissioner, Richardson became a member of Ernst & Young, in Washington, D.C. from December 1997 to 2003. She then served on the boards of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc. and Legg Mason. Richardson co-authored several editions of The Ernst & Young Tax Saver's Guide. Richardson died on July 13, 2021, from lung cancer in Delaplane, Virginia.


Education

Philippe Aigrain (71) born July 15, 1949. Aigrain was trained as a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist and holds a Doctorate from University of Paris. From 1972 to 1981, he worked in software engineering research labs of software companies. He was a research fellow at U.C. Berkeley in 1982 and joined the European Commission in 1996, where he headed research teams in the field of computer processing, indexing, retrieval, and user interface for audiovisual media. He is the author of more than 50 research and technology papers. He is one of the founders of La Quadrature du Net, a non-profit association that defends fundamental rights in the digital sphere in France and in Europe. Aigrain also wrote poetry and short fiction pieces that are published on his literary blog. He died on July 11, 2021.


News and Entertainment

María Bardem (82) born March 14, 1939, in Seville, Spain. She dropped out medical school, and started working as a model. Her film debut was in 1965, and she was a regular in many television series. Bardem was the recipient of the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Premios ACE for Best Supporting Actress, the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, and two Spanish Actors Union Awards for her performances. She was known for her outspoken political views. She rallied for labor rights for actors, civil rights for women, and a more liberal Catholic Church. Bardem opposed the Spanish government's decision to send troops to Iraq (2003) together with other Spanish actors. She died in Madrid on July 17, 2021, from pulmonary disease.

Gary Corbett (58) grew up in Brooklyn in the 1960s and starting piano lessons at age four. By the time he was 10, he was earning money playing private parties on weekends. In 1976, he toured with both punk singers Cherry Vanilla and Ian Hunter. Corbett toured with KISS from 1987 through 1992, and during that time he started working with Cinderella. Corbett played on the Cinderella’s track “Hot and Bothered,” and toured with the band throughout the 2000s. Corbett co-wrote the1983 Cyndi Lauper’s song “She Bop”, In addition to working with other artists such as Lou Gramm, Molly Hatchet, and Ronnie Wood. He won two Grammys for his work with reggae legends Damian and Stephen Marley. Corbett died on July 14, 2021, after battling lung and brain cancer.

Libero De Rienzo (44) born on February 24, 1977, in Naples and raised in Rome. In 2001, De Rienzo appeared in three films: Fat Girl, Gioco con la morte, and Santa Maradona. He received a David di Donatello award for best supporting actor for his work in Santa Maradona. In 2004, De Rienzo starred in A/R. In 2005, Blood, Death Does Not Exist,was released, a film which De Rienzo acted in, wrote, and directed. Blood, Death Does Not Exist won the Best Feature and the Grand Chameleon Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival in 2006. He acted in television productions, including the miniseries Nassiryia - Per non Dimenticare, My House in Umbria, and Aldo Moro - Il Presidente. He also appeared in the 2009 film Fortapasc. De Rienzo died on July 15, 2021, at his home in Rome, from a heart attack. An autopsy was ordered for suspected drug use.

Peter de Vries (64) born on November 14,1956, in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. He attended primary school in Amstelveen and secondary school in Amsterdam. From 1976 to 1977, he was conscripted into the Royal Netherlands Army, where he achieved the rank of sergeant. In 1978, de Vries became a journalist for the daily newspaper De Telegraaf in The Hague and later in Amsterdam. In 1987, he resigned from De Telegraaf and became chief editor of the weekly magazine Aktueel, which he transformed into a crime magazine. In 2008, he won an international Emmy Award in the news and current affairs category for his undercover investigation into the disappearance of teenager Natalee Holloway. He is perhaps best known for his work reporting on the 1983 abduction of beer magnate Freddy Heineken.De Vries received threats from the criminal underworld in the past in connection with several cases. De Vries had been acting as a counselor, but not lawyer, to a state witness identified in a high profile drug case. The witness’s previous lawyer was shot dead on an Amsterdam street in September 2019. De Vries investigated more than 500 murder files and played a pivotal role in solving several cold cases. On July 6, 2021, after leaving the television studio where he had appeared as a guest, De Vries was shot in the head. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The Dutch police arrested three suspects that same evening, one of whom was released the next day. De Vries died as a result of the shooting on July 15, 2021.

Jeanne Deneuve (109) known professionally as Renée-Jeanne Simonot, a name she took from an opera singer and family friend. She was born on September 10, 1911, in Le Havre, France. She debuted at the Odéon Theatre in 1918 at the age of seven. For 28 years, Simonot was primarily a stage actress, holding the role of leading lady. Simonot was one of the first French actresses to begin dubbing American films in France from the beginning of the talkies in 1929 through the 1930s. She was the voice of Olivia de Havilland, Sylvia Sidney, Judy Garland, Donna Reed, and Esther Williams, among others. Simonot had been a widow since 1979 and lived in Paris. She was married to actor Maurice Dorléac, the mother of actresses Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac, and the grandmother of actors Christian Vadim and Chiara Mastroianni. Simonot died on July 11, 2021, in Paris France.

Dawn Foster (33) born on September 12, 1987, in Newport, South Wales. She grew up in poverty in an unemployed family. She attended Caerleon Comprehensive School and Bassaleg High School before going on to study English literature at Warwick University on a scholarship. Foster suffered from epilepsy and schwannomatosis, and wrote about being disabled. Foster's first book, Lean Out, was published in January 2016 and her second book, Where Will We Live?, a commentary on the UK housing crisis, was published in 2018. At the time of her death, she was working on another book, a cultural history of the unemployment benefits. Foster was awarded the International Building Press Prize for Young Journalist of the Year in 2014, was named Non-traditional Journalist of the Year at the inaugural Words by Women Awards. In September 2017, Foster was listed at Number 82 in “The 100 Most Influential People on the Left”. Foster had been discharged from the hospital on July 9, and was found in her London home on July 15, 2021, having died of complications related to her long-term health problems.

Marcel Hall (57) known professionally as Biz Markie. He was born on April 8, 1964, in Harlem. He was raised on Long Island. Markie began his career in New York City nightclubs and later gained regional recognition by performing at colleges in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Markie released his debut album, “Goin' Off”, in 1988, which attracted a fair amount of attention, largely due to the lead single, Make the Music with Your Mouth, Biz. On October 10, 1989, Markie's second studio album, “The Biz Never Sleeps” was released on Cold Chillin'/Warner Bros. Records, The single Just a Friend, became Markie's most successful single, reaching No. 9 on the Billboard charts. In 2002, Markie appeared in Men in Black II, playing an alien parody of himself. Between 2002 and 2003, he appeared in episode 5 of the TV series Fastlane playing himself as a nightclub DJ. In 2008, Markie began opening for Chris Rock's No Apologies tour. In 2020, Markie started hosting a radio show on SiriusXM. In April 2020, Markie was hospitalized due to severe complications from Type 2 diabetes. In December 2020, it was reported that Markie was staying in a rehabilitation facility as a result of a stroke he had suffered after going into a diabetic coma. Markie died on July 16, 2021, at a Baltimore hospital, no official cause of death has been given.

Jerzy Janeczek (77) born on March 22, 1944, in Itzehoe, Germany. In 1968, Janeczek graduated from the Acting Department of the State Higher School of Film, Television and Theater in Lódz. He made his debut at the Wroclaw Contemporary Theater. He was associated with theaters in Kalisz, Koszalin, and in Warsaw. Janeczek also had roles in movies and series. In 1987, he was dismissed from the Dramatic Theater in Warsaw and left for the United States. After almost twenty years, he returned to Poland and had roles in the plays of the Polish Radio Theater. Janeczek died on July, 11, 2021.

Jeffrey LaBar (58) born on March 18, 1963, in Darby, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Upper Darby, just outside Philadelphia. In 1982, the band Cinderella had formed with original guitarist Michael Schermick, who Labar would replace. Labar toured with Cinderella until 2010; the band would still have sporadic shows. During Cinderella's temporary break-up in the mid-1990s, LaBar supported himself by running a pizza shop with his brother and by doing assorted construction jobs. In 2014, he launched a solo career but continued to tour with Cinderella. In 2016, LaBar admitted to having a substance abuse problem with alcohol, and blamed the substance abuse for Cinderella's inactivity. In 2017, the bandmates announced there would be no reunion. LaBar was in a band with Cinderella bandmate Eric Brittingham called Naked Beggars. LaBar died on July 14, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pyotr Mamonov (70) born on April 14,1951, in Moscow, Russia. His first band was a cover band named Express, which was active in the mid-to-late 1960s and early 1970s, playing covers of popular rock bands such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. During the 1970s, he suffered from depression and worked various jobs, including a boiler operator and Norwegian translator. In 1982, he began the band Zvuki Mu. Mamonov was one of the few rock musicians from former USSR who managed to achieve recognition abroad, through his collaboration with Brian Eno in the late 1980s. Around the same period, he started acting in films, and over the next decade wrote, produced, and acted in several one-man theatrical performances establishing himself as a cult figure in Russia. In 2001, he appeared in a short but characteristic role in Dust, which was released only four years later and became a cult film. On June 26, 2021, Mamonov was hospitalized with COVID-19. He was put into a medically induced coma and died on July 15, 2021.

Ladislav Potmesil (75) born on September 2, 1945 in Zizkov, Prague. In 1969, he graduated from the Theater Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU) in Prague and got a job at the Svand's Theater, where he remained until 1988. From 1989 to 1990 he performed at the SK Neumann Theater in Liben and from 1993 he was a member of the Prague ensemble of the Vinohrady Theater. Potmesil first appeared in front of the camera in the early 1960s. Since then, he has starred in many successful films and played dozens of characters. He also found success in many television series. He died on July 12, 2021, in Prague from cancer.

Charlie Robinson (75) born on November 9th, 1945,in Houston, Texas. Robinson began his career as a singer as a member of the R&B/doo-wop collective Archie Bell, the Drells, and Southern Clouds of Joy at the time. Robinson started his acting career as a guest star on television shows in 1971. From the mid-1970s onwards, he began to have roles in a variety of films. Robinson was cast in the NBC comedy Buffalo Bill, which was canceled after one season and replaced by Night Court. Robinson was cast as court clerk Mac Robinson, after the first season in 1984. Robinson played the role on Night Court from 1984 until the show ended in 1992. He also directed three episodes of the series. He went on to work for a number of television shows after that and appeared in national television advertisements for Sprint Nextel. In September 2013, he returned to the theater in Death of a Salesman. Robinson received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He passed away on July 12, 2021, in California from cardiac arrest with multi-system organ failures due to septic shock and metastatic adenocarcinoma.

Marion Sarraut (82) born on August 13, 1938, in Saigon, French Indochina. Sarraut was the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Albert Sarraut. She studied at the National School of Theater Arts and Techniques for three years, and helped create the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma. She became a screenwriter and assistant director for the French production company. For more than ten years, she directed the series Numéro un, as well as children's shows such as L'Île aux enfants and Les Visiteurs du mercredi . In the 1980s, she directed numerous made for television films. Sarraut was a member of Collectif 50/50, which aims to promote gender equality and diversity in cinema. She was a member of the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers, as well as the Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights. She was administrator of the Ostad Elahi Foundation, directing a film on the life and works of Nur Ali Elahi. Sarraut died on July 12, 2021.

Danish Siddiqui (41) born May 19, 1980. He graduated with a degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He went on to pursue a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia in 2007. Siddiqui started his career as a television news correspondent. He switched to photojournalism and joined the international news agency Reuters as an intern in 2010. Siddiqui had since covered the Battle of Mosul (2016–17), the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the refugee crisis arising from the Roingya genocide, the 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests, the 2020 Delhi Riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic among other stories in South Asia, Middle East, and Europe. In 2018, he became the first Indian alongside colleague Adnan Abidi to win the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography as part of the photography staff of Reuters for documenting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. Siddiqui was killed alongside a senior Afghan officer while covering fighting between Afghan Special troops and Taliban fighters in Spin Buldak, Kandahar, on July 15, 2021.

Sound Sultan (44) born Olanrewaju Abdul-Ganiu Fasasi on November 27, 1976, in Plateau State, Nigeria. He started rapping at school parties and writing his own lyrics in 1991. By 1999, he had won numerous local talent-hunt shows. He released his first single Jagbajantis in 2000, which was a hit in Nigeria. After independently releasing other singles and featuring in hit songs of other artists, he was signed by Kennis Music. Under Kennis Music, he released four albums. By 2007, his contract with the label expired and he partnered with Baba Dee to start Naija Ninjas, a parent organization for a record label, production outfit and clothing line. After starting as a rapper, he has worked in different musical genres from R&B to Afrobeat, soul and Nigerian Fuji music. In 2012, it was announced that Sultan was made a UN Ambassador for Peace for his exemplary lifestyle and career. In 2015, Sound Sultan released the rap single Remember after a long absence from the music scene. After the fallout of the African Basketball League, Sultan joined forces with the organizers of the Continental Basketball League to become a team owner of Lagos City Stars, the 2017 champions. On May 12, 2021, it was reported that Sultan was somewhere in America receiving chemotherapy as he was reportedly diagnosed with throat cancer. He died on July 11, 2021, as a result of complications from the illness.

Sandra Timmerman (57) born in 1964, in Enschede, Netherlands. Her parents were the famous singing duo Gert and Hermien. Together with her sister, she posed for Playboy and was also on the front cover. In 1992, she formed the cover band She She and the He Devils also with her sister. Later they performed as a duo under the name Sandra & Sheila, but stopped when they got tired of the rude reactions from the audience. She also released songs under her own name. After her singing career, Timmerman became a stage actress. In 2009 she made her debut with her theater show EenNieuweLiefde. In 2012, she had one of the lead roles in a German musical. In 2015, Timmerman had an autobiographical theater tour named Circuskind, about fame and success, the prominent role of religion in the family, and the abuse by her father in her youth. She published the book Circuskind in 2018, based on the play of the same name. A documentary about her parents and the family entitled De Gert&Hermien Story, was released in June 2021,which had 1.1 million viewers on the evening of broadcast. She had no contact with brother Gert Jr. since he was convicted of possession of child pornography. Timmerman was hospitalized in early July 2021, as a result of a brain hemorrhage. After a few days in a comatose state, she died on July 12, 2021, in Zwolle, Netherlands.


Politics and Military

George Ciamba (55) born on February 20, 1966, in Bucharest, Romania. Ciamba graduated from the Faculty of Electronic Engineering in 1989. In 1997, Ciamba was selected to participate in the U.S. Intelligence Agency's International Visitor Training Program for Foreign Policy Leaders. Between 1999–2003, Ciamba was Romania's ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, as well as Romania's Permanent Representative to the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization. From October 2019–July 2021,Ciamba was the Romanian ambassador to Greece, and previously, from November 2018, he held the position of Minister Delegate for European Affairs. He was part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over three decades. Ciamba died on July 12, 2021.

Yekutiel Gershoni (78) born in 1943 in Rishon LeZion, Israel. He began his military service in the Israel Defense Forces in 1961 and became an officer in the Combat Engineering Corps. In November 1969, while a Captain in the Engineering Corps, he was severely injured while trying to dismantle a mine operated from a distance which exploded, severely injuring him. His arms had to be amputated, and his vision and hearing were also severely impaired. A year after his injury, Gershoni began studying Middle Eastern studies and African studies at Tel Aviv University. He completed with honors his two degrees and completed his PhD in 1982 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Gershoni was active in disabled sports, competing at the 1980 and 1984 Paralympic Games in running and in long jump. In 2001–02 he was President of the International Association for Liberian Studies. Gershoni was also assistant researcher and lecturer at Stanford University, Boston University, and Indiana University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2010. Gershoni died on July 14, 2021.


Sports

Sam Belnavis (81)born on August 8, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York. Belnavis attended Manhattan College in New York, graduating with a degree in accounting in 1961, later earning a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. He was in Air Force ROTC at Manhattan College, and served in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot in the 105th Tactical Fighter Wing. After leaving the Air Force, Belnavis took a management position at Sears in 1968.From there, he became a director of sports marketing for Miller Brewing. After working at Miller, Belnavis was hired by DiGard Racing. After DiGard, Belnavis took a position as senior vice president of sports and entertainment with Saatchi & Saatchi, and in 1991 he relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, where he founded his own advertising and marketing agency, Belnavis & Associates. Belnavis became NASCAR's first full-time minority owner in 2003,when he fielded BelCar Motorsports' #54 U.S. National Guard Ford Motor Company entry driven by Todd Bodine. He quit the team at the conclusion of the season, but continued to serve in lower-level NASCAR leagues through the Drive for Diversity program. He died on July 14, 2021.

Bertram Firestone (89) born on August 18, 1931. Firestone's association with horses started in the show ring. He attended the New York Military Academy where he was on the jumping team and also attended the University of Virginia. After graduation from college in 1954, he worked for a New York brokerage firm and then formed Firestone Properties, a company that planned, built, and leased commercial and industrial properties. Firestone bought his first Thoroughbred yearling in 1966. In 1980, the Firestones made racing history with their champion 3-year-old filly Genuine Risk, who became the second filly to win the Kentucky Derby. She would go on to finish second in the Preakness Stakes and second in the Belmont Stakes. In addition to breeding and racing, Firestone at one time was a racetrack owner. Firestone died July 12, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Florida after deterioration of his health.

Shirley Fry (94) born in Akron, Ohio, on June 30, 1927. She started playing tennis competitively at age nine. She was educated at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, graduating in 1949. Fry was ranked in the world top 10 in 1946 and 1948 and from 1950 through 1955, and No. 1 in 1956. She briefly retired in early 1956 and worked for the St. Petersburg Times. However, she returned later that spring after receiving an invitation to play in the Wightman Cup. She retired for the final time in 1957, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1970. During her career, which lasted from the early 1940s until the mid-1950s, she won the singles title at all four Grand Slam events, as well as 13 doubles titles, and was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1956.Prior to her death, she was the longest surviving female Grand Slam tournament and Wimbledon singles champion. She died on July 13, 2021, in Naples, Florida.

Charles Gallagher (80) born on November 3,1940, in Glasgow, Scotland. Gallagher first played football for St. John's Boys' Guild in 1952 and Holyrood Senior Secondary the following year. He went on to play for Kilmarnock Amateurs in 1955 and Yoker Athletic in 1958. His secondary school physical education teacher then recommended him to the Celtic. Gallagher made his debut for Celtic on August 22, 1958.He then made his full debut on March 6, 1959, the following year. Two years later, he was made captain for a Scottish Cup game against Elgin City. This was in tribute to his accomplishment of becoming the first player born in Scotland to represent the Republic of Ireland. Gallagher was part of the Lisbon Lions squad that won the European Cup Final that same year, which saw him score four goals in the run-up to the final; he did not start in the final. Gallagher played for Celtic for over a decade, subsequently working as a scout from 1976 to 1978. He was later employed as a taxi driver. His biography, Charlie Gallagher? What A Player, was released in 2016.Gallagher died on July 11, 2021.

Alex Gibbs (80) born February 22, 1941 in Morganton, North Carolina. Gibbs spent a few seasons as a head high school coach before he stepped up to coaching at the college level, working with the defensive backs at Duke, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In 1975, Gibbs accepted the offensive coordinator / offensive line job at Ohio State and in 1979 he took the same role at Auburn. He would go on to coach the offensive line at Georgia for a few seasons in the mid-80's before he moved to the NFL. His first NFL coaching job was with the Broncos from 1984-87 and he'd go on to work with the offensive lines for the Chargers, Colts, Chiefs, Falcons, and Texans. He's best known for coaching the offensive line for the Broncos from 1995-2003. Gibbs last coached in 2010 as the assistant head coach / offensive line coach in Seattle, but unexpectedly resigned about a week before the season. Later, he spent the 2013 season as an offensive line consultant for the Bronco. Gibbs died on July 12, 2021, at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cha Gi-Suk (34) born on December 26, 1986, in Pohang, South Korea.Gi-Suk was a member of South Korea U-17 and South Korea U-20 soccer teams. He had chronic kidney disease since 2006. In 2006, he received a kidney transplant from his father, after 2 years he required another transplant, which he received from his uncle. He decided to retire from playing in 2010 and worked as a goalkeeper coach at Yonsei University before quitting after another kidney transplant. The third transplant was successful, but unknown to everyone the kidney was infected with HIV. Gi-Suk died on July 13, 2021, of AIDS from a donor kidney infected with HIV.

Paul Orndorff Jr. (71) nicknamed Mr. Wonderful. Orndorff was born on October 29, 1949 in Brandon, Florida. After earning notoriety as a running back at the University of Tampa, Orndorff was a 12th round selection in the 1973 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints but failed to pass the physical for the NFL with both the Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs. He played for the Jacksonville Sharks of the World Football League in 1975. After one season in the WFL, he began training as a professional wrestler. After seven years working around the National Wrestling Alliance, Orndorff became a star in the 1980s World Wrestling Federation. With an untreated neck injury, he left the WWF for WCW in early 1988, where he won the WCW World Television Championship and the WCW World Tag Team Championship with Paul Roma. Arm atrophy led him to retire in 2000. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and the National Wrestling Alliance Hall of Fame in 2009. After retiring from wrestling, he trained others and survived cancer in 2011. Orndorff died on July 12, 2021, in Fayetteville, Georgia. He passed away shortly after being diagnosed with dementia. It is unknown if the dementia played a role in his death.

John Rotz (86) born on December 16, 1934, in Niantic, Illinois. After graduating from Warrensburg-Latham High School in Illinois in 1952, Rotz went to work at Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. After working as a groom, hot walker, and exercise rider, he began riding professionally in 1953. Rotz was nicknamed Gentleman John because of his polite demeanor. In 1969 and 1970, he won more stakes races than any other jockey in American racing. In 1973, Rotz was voted the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, given to a jockey in North America who demonstrates high standards of personal and professional conduct, on and off the racetrack. He retired from riding that year following surgery for a foot injury. Rotz was inducted in the United States National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1983.After retiring from Thoroughbreds, he turned to riding Quarter horses in Western riding competitions. In 1987, he won the National Reining Horse Association Novice Horse Non-Pro World Championship. He rode well into his 70s, competing in cutting horse competitions at the Illinois State Fair. Rotz died on July 12, 2021, at his farm in Warrensburg, Illinois.


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